Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Light as a Feather - with Video

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another video! Today I have combined two of my favourite Pion Design collections to make this feminine all occasions card, "The Songbird's Secret" and "The Scent of Lavender". I just love how the pastel shades blend together so perfectly!


Pion products:

The Songbird's Secret - Blooming Branches PD8407
The Songbird's Secret - Nesting Birds PD8401
The Songbird's Secret - In the Nest PD8404

The Scent of Lavender - Lavender Love PD7201
The Scent of Lavender - Lavender Bouquet PD7204

We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday and it melted quite a bit of snow, but by the time the sun went down, the temps had dropped back below zero and the wind was up to 70 km/hr again. Looks like more snow for us this week, so I'm sticking with more snow pictures.

For my birds today I have this sweet little Chickadee, enjoying the day regardless of the snow...

a male Cardinal watching the snow fall with much confusion and frustration...

a stunning European Starling looking downright annoyed at the snow...

... and this beautiful female Mallard Duck who seems to prefer just say to heck with it and have a bath in the snow!

"I knew this fat ass would come in handy! I just prop it towards the wind and snow and I've got a built in tent!" 
~Busty Bertha~ before the moulting

"The sun is coming up and I've just discovered the all-you-can-eat buffet! What a wonderful day!"
 ~a newbie~

"OK, did something just fall on my head? What is it? Get it off!" 
~Mr Chubb~

For my macro today, some snowflakes that came to rest on a single strand of a spider's webbing.

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.


  1. The card is beautiful, love all the layers and the soft colours. Great photos, I'm glad you're enjoying the snow, I am enjoying spring here! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Beautiful card with soft delicate colors :)

  3. A really delightful card Pamellia and I love how you've propped the frame and bird on the rolls of paper. More beautiful photos to peruse through too with an incredible macro shot, hope your snow goes soon xxx

  4. Very beautiful card with the beautiful bird centre stage.

    What amazing photographs today-can't imagine how you can get them so clear and so beautiful but I am so pleased that you can and thank you for sharing them

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. What a contrast with your gorgeous springlike card is all it's glory and then there's the snow ... Nature silent beauty along with her amazing wildlife... Lovely to visit here everyday

  6. Your card is stunning. I love to watch the process of creating each and every one of your beautiful projects so thanks for sharing your videos too.

  7. oh that is stunning card!
    and photos are so pretty!

  8. What a fantastic post! Love seeing a video of all the details that might get overlooked on this beautiful card. And those outdoor photos are so amazing! We have a cold blast today but no snow. Temps in the 70s over the weekend but then cool again.

  9. My goodness Pamellia your card is stunning, gorgeous papers and wonderful soft shades of colour, love your layers and all the pretty embellishments.
    Wonderful photos of your little critters, Kate x

  10. Love your rolled paper layers, and the way our little bird is perched atop the frame and music flowing through the hair. Every song bird deserves to be immortalized like this! They bring such joy to the community with their singing. Lovely papers! I especially like how you cut the doily in half, and tucked part under the layers, and the other is higher up in the order of layering (how about that? The Order of The Layers!

    So you don't even use water when curling your paper? Thanks for showing how you made the "tubes" of paper - I had no idea! Loving the little pearls on your musical notes - so many SWEET details, Pamellia. Than you!

    Sweetness is... visiting your blog and enjoying nature. Thank you for the photos!

    Wishing you a deliciously cool-weather day!

  11. oh how lovely your card is with these soft colours! Love the layers, layout and the paper choice! Just awesome as always!
    Our snow is gone but I am afraid it will be snowing again before spring really arrives. We often had snow in April.
    Sending you sunny smiles from Zurich! Ally

  12. Oh my, this is sooooooo sweet!!! Just delicious!!! Pinned immediately:)
    Love these pastel tones and the supercute blue bird! Amazing details, love expecially the rolled tubes of levander papers behind him, the doilies, the superb notes diecut and the gage -even if I don't like gages in real life;) -
    I will enjoy your video this evening, when I will have more time for me... now I have to return at school :( I can't wait to see how you made those tubes! :)
    Your black and white landscapes with snow are just stunning, how beautiful!!!
    So sorry for the temperature, poor wild animals, surely they are disoriented and have cold. Adorable photos of birds and squirrels and amazing snowflakes on that web in your macro!
    The Newbie that has discovered your "all-you-can-eat buffet" has made me smile! Such fun words, my friend! :D
    Hugs I'm in hurry

  13. Stunning card...loved watching the video, you make it look so easy....!!!!
    As always the photos are gorgeous, I love the snow-bathing duck!

  14. Your macro today is amazing as is your card. Gorgeous colours, papers and fabulous layout. As always enjoy your bird photos and your humorous captions x

  15. Hi Pamellia, such a pretty card with spring colours...very different to your weather! I love the pretty bird on your card and the pearls on your music stave die..very sweet. Your furry friends look pretty comfy in the snow...brr too cold for me. Keep warm my friend and thanks for your kind words on my blog. Hugs xxx

  16. Pamellia, your card is very sweet with lovely colors!

    The babies are too adorable, Again!! I love them along with your captions!!
    And your macro is outstanding! how you found that ,amazes me- what a perfect shot!
    Jackie xx

  17. Another stunning card Pamellia, lots of gorgeous layers and details, beautiful papers you have used.
    Your poor friends having to deal with snow! we keep having sunny days! then Cold rainy ones! poor animal`s do not not know where they are winter or spring.
    Hugs Pam x

  18. Love the beautiful card the papers do complement each other so well.
    It was good to see the snowy photos, you capture the expressions on the fur babies so well and of course i like the captions you add to each photo.. The one that made me smile today was the duck.
    Yvonne xx

  19. Another beautiful card Pamellia and I watched your fact I have had a very enjoyable time watching LOTS of your videos and trying to guess what colour your nail lacquer would be each time!! I actually think I am going to follow one of your tutorials and have a go at a masterpiece of my this space. Finally, Busty Bertha and her "fat ass" had me in hysterics...could have been me saying that!! xx

    1. Haha, thanks so much Sarah. I look forward to seeing your masterpiece, please do drop me a link if you get something posted so that I don't miss it. hugs :)

  20. A truly stunning card Pamellia, you always use the papers beautifully. The snow photos are beautiful and I love your new friend, although they have a long way to go to look better than Busty Bertha! The cobweb macro is my new favourite, it is amazing. Will watch the video tomorrow, I will be glued to the news tonight after the tragic events in London today.... Hugs, Anne xx

  21. Hi Pamellia,
    another stunningly beautiful card, and such a very pretty design too.
    Love the wonderful pastel colours and your design is ace as always.
    Really enjoy watching your lovely video tutorials, and the music used is so very soothing.
    Super gorgeous phtos as usual, and I do hope those feather and furry friends are okay in this cold snap you are having.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  22. Oh, I am absolutely in love with this card, Pamellia!! I got the notice last night that you posted a video after I went to bed so I grabbed my iPad to watch...I couldn't wait until the morning!! I was not disappointed!! Simply spectacular!! The colors, the layers, every single detail is stunning!! I love the beautiful bird perched regally on the frame!! The lace is gorgeous!! This one is going in my top five favorites of yours...oh, who am I kidding?? Like I could pick only five!! Every single card you make is up there!! Love, love it!!

    Ugh, more snow?? Our temps are chilly today but we are supposed to heat up to the 70's by the weekend. Your shots are amazing!! The mallard is beautiful!! I really love how the sun highlights the newbie!! Busty Bertha makes me smile!! And what an incredible macro -- the snowflakes look suspended in air!! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, my dear friend!! Sending thoughts of warmth and sunshine your way!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  23. Absolutely beautiful! And your video rocks, as always.

  24. Goodness .. what can I say except 'absolute perfection'. This card is a pure delight!! The colours are lovely and the layers just spectacular! Haven't got the time to watch the video right now but have bookmarked it for later today. Can't wait to see it!! Love, love, love this!!! (might have to do another lift!! LOL!!) As always Pamellia, your photos are brilliant! Can't believe all that snow. As you know, hubby and I have just come back from a cruise and the weather here back home has been quite hot the last couple of days .. in the low 30c (not sure what that is in fahrenheit) so that snow looks totally delightful. Wish you could send some down here!! So wonderful to see all your sweet little friends again .. was starting to get withdrawal symptoms .. LOL!! Enjoy the rest of the week Pamellia!! hugs xx

  25. What a wonderful card Pamellia - I love how you have used the music diecut! The cute little bird is almost as lovely as the real ones here!! Hope the snow doesn't stop you getting out! Hugs, Chrisx

  26. I nearly broke my finger again scrolling down so fast to see your video which once again left me in awe..beautiful papers and design and love your wrapping of the chopsticks..GORgeous card..and have to mention your new fluffy tailed friend, hope she/he sticks around and the beautiful snowflakes on the spiders amazing is that..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  27. Gorgeous make Pamellia! Love those colors, so pretty and fun and the design is superb my dear!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  28. What a beauty Pamellia - love those wee paper rolls that add so much dimension and interest.
    Love your avian photos, and those squirrels are such characters!

  29. Another stunning card! Your photos are always totally amazing!

  30. A beautiful card Pamellia, papers and embellishments are so pretty.
    Lovely snowy photos (something we haven't had this winter) but I am so looking forward to spring as it's a bit slow to arrive!
    Avril xx

  31. GORGEOUS card, love the music die and the bird and all the beautiful details which make up your card. LOVE it.

    Your photos are amazing, especially the macro one, it's too beautiful.

  32. FAbulous card Pamellia!! I love the luscious pastel colors! The little musical die cut and beautiful flowers look divine on it! LOve the critter pics. Your macro snowflakes are amazing...everyone different, I love it :)

  33. You are so right Pamellia - the papers are amazingly complimentary - GORGEOUS together. This is so LOVELY - I can almost hear the sweet birdie singing your song notes. I love the rolled paper.

    Heheheh - Busty Bertha has it on both ends - heheheheheheh!!! Mr. Chubbs just looks so precious. And your Newbie has the most INCREDIBLE tail!

    Your micro shot should win some kind of award... I so AWED by it - wow. XXj.

  34. It looks so easy on the video hihi Everything is so nice and lovely!!!
    Thanks for sharing and your photo's are beautifull!
    Gerie xx

  35. Stunning colors! And love the bird photos

  36. Awesome & lovely layering on this pretty card with such wonderful elements. Love your idea of the music shape over the delicate lace. Gorgeous papers, & of course those perfect roses with the birds. Always enjoy your stunning photos. The cardinal looks very cold with his topknot laid down...they look very odd when they do that. You're a spectacular photographer as well as card maker! TFS & have a great weekend. Enjoy the snow!

  37. My dear friend, after a very long month away I am so happy to be back! Your card... **dreamy sigh** How deeply I have missed your breathtakingly beautiful creations. The colors are stunning and I adore every facet of your elegant, delicate design. You are truly one of a kind, Pamellia. :) Your wildlife pictures have once again whisked me away to all things happy. Your heart is so beautiful. Thank you for the sweet inspiration, sweet friend. I missed you so much!

    Hugs and blessings,

  38. Wow, such a beautiful card and filled with spectacular layers! I love watching the video and seeing this turn into such an incredible creation! LOVE all the wonderful papers, the rolling of the papers, another cool idea. The bird is so beautiful and love the music to get that on my wish list! Incredible design Pamellia!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

  39. One of my favorites, Pamellia, made even more special by watching you create it! I love the colors, the perfect layers, the handmade straws, the sweet birdie, and all the details in between that just make this ahhhhhh, perfect! Great finishing touch of the feather!

    As always, I'm amazed by your photos, and I'm so pleased you share them so freely with us! We are blessed! The new kid on the block sure is a heart stopper! So beautiful framed in the sunlight! Sending hugs!

  40. Another amazing card, so many beautiful elements and, you spoil us, a video tutorial as well. One thing has lead to another and I have had a fabulous time this evening re-watching some of your old videos. Such a treat, who needs TV?

    I am loving the last of your snowy photos, the newbie is so sweet and your macro of the snowflakes looks stunning, wow.

    Dionne xx

  41. Beautiful card , the colours work so well together and I adore the strip of musical notes. Gorgeous layering as always. Your photos are stunning. Tracy x

  42. Gorgeous colours and yummy card with all those layers.
    Just catching up on my comments taken some time out for other things.
    Great pics and oh that snow.
    Best wishes
    Jules x

  43. Great - looking forward to the video for this lighter than air confection of a card. And delighted by Mr Chubb again as well as the birds, duck and all!
    Alison x

  44. Hi Pamellia
    An absolutely delightful card. Beautiful pastel shades and the music stave is a super embellishment.
    Poor creatures in the cold. Bet you wish you could have them all inside in the warm lol!
    Ang x

  45. Thanks for taking the time to make a video, fascinating seeing how your card came together.
    Gorgeous pics as always, hope the snow didn't last too long, we didn't get much here in the UK at all this year
    Anne x

  46. I always get so excited to watch your videos and this one is just as awesome sauce. One of my favorite parts is the end. It doesn't end until you do that (you know what I mean). The time spent making the video is so precious and I absolutely adore watching it. You are amazeballs! This card is wonderous and so svelte. Awesome sauce dear Bubbles! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

  47. Hi, Pamellia! I've been re-watching your inspiring videos to learn how to make shabby chic cards, and I noticed you hadn't posted since March. Are you ok? I hope so!

    I don't mean to be nosy! I'm sending good thoughts and wishes your way from a rainy part of the UK. Legend has it that whatever the weather is on St Swithun's Day (July 15) it will be the same for the following 40 days - so I'm hoping for sunshine. (It's true, we British always talk about the weather!)

    Wishing you sunny days!

    love Maggie Brinkley xxx